Hippy this is so right, It is a shame but we are losing more and more of our rights in different ways every day. Not much we can do but just keep positive and stay true to our selves. It is a shame though 10 or more years ago privacy wasn't such a problem but we have put so many bills into act that a person doesn't really have such a word as "privacy" any more, sad to say. America changed a long time ago. I remember the day, we all do...
Hugs to all Melanie
I'm just catching this today. I do mark my images and my code. It's not my ego that causes me to do this. When I use (cc) images or (c), I agree to attribute the parts I use in the whole image. I add their names and I add my own as artists have done for centuries.
This practice has nothing to do with ego, for me it has to do with my respect for the artist who is sharing their work with me and ultimately the user. I mark them so that when some one sees that image on a page and they like it, they know where they can go to get it. I label my codes so that if one day it no longer works, the person using it can find me to fix it, because I do write my own codes. I opened the source code for my ning site as Hippy outlined above, and I found the HTML that corresponded to the CSS and I wrote my codes. I didn't use the ones provided by Ning because they were more complicated. I want my codes to keep working and I have had to write patches for them in the past when Ning makes changes. This has mostly been for our Skinny Ning themes. I share my codes and request you add the origin for this purpose. If you don't, then it makes it harder for the user to fix it when or if it is broken... by Ning updates of course. lol
I make many of my images and the ones I don't, I attribute as requested by the artist. It isn't that hard for me to give them their props for the work they shared with me. It also helps other designers find images they may wish to use in a different way. I think if anyone bothered to look at all the links I provide, it might even help them see how I did it.
In short, I am not an egotistical jerk, I am just trying to do things in a professional manner.
Thank you yes for this :)
I can so understand your frustration about all this, it isn't right to steal. I have not yet learned to make my ow page yet. I'll tell you scares me just looking at all those codes or I'm sorry I'm sure I'm not using the right wording there.
But all that being said. Everyone here is like family. Thank you all for sharing your great artwork. I love to look at it.
Thanks again... Mel
I just read this again and it makes me mad. You guys work so hard and are so creative. I hate this.
But listen you guys have brought happyness to my life with your art and I have very much enjoyed it. Thank you! A couple bad apples always have to spoil the whole bunch, dang it...
Hugs and thanks to you all. Anyone want to teach me how myself please feel free.